Arithmetic Book collection (ca. 1761-1821)
Collection processed and finding aid created by Rob S. Cox 1998
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
Arithmetic Book collection William L. Clements Library
9 volumes (0.5 linear feet) The Arithmetic book collection includes a number of manuscript workbooks from the late colonial period through the 1820s that were used by students studying arithmetic and geometry.
The material is in English William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan 909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 Phone: 734-764-2347 Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu
1935, 1948, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1980. M-248, M-700, M-1347, M-1487, M-1677, M-1683, M-1898.
The collection is open for research.
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Arithmetic Book Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Arithmetic and geometry have been an integral part of the American school curriculum since the early colonial days. A necessary skill for occupations as diverse as merchants and merchant marines, arithmetical instruction was highly valued and highly structured, with the material manifestation being the "arithmetic book," the students' workbooks filled with notes and exercises.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Arithmetic book collection includes a small number of manuscript workbooks used by students studying arithmetic or geometry, ranging in age from the late colonial period through the 1820s.
Arithmetic--Study and teaching.
Geometry--Study and teaching.
Mathematics--Study and teaching.
Ricketts, Palmer C.
Slocomb, Sally Eager.
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Arithmetic Books, 1761-1821 [series]
Avery, Jerusha. Commercial arithmetic book, ca. 1787
Boyd, John. Arithmetic books, c. 1761
Leclerc, Sebastien. Pratique de la géometrie, 1774
Ludwig, Jacob. Arithmetic book, 1807
Ricketts, Palmer C. Practical geometry books, undated
Slocomb, Sally Eager. Arithmetic book, c. 1805
Tomson, Andrew. Arithmetic book, 1821